Friday, July 21, 2006

Oohhh Ahhhhh

At the Snb pub night last week, I made the knitters fatal flaw of not oohing and ahhing over the lovely wool that one of the girls had purchased in Nova Scotia. I PROMISE NEVER TO DO IT AGAIN. Consequently, here is a photo of some wool I picked up myself recently.

The wool at the top is 100% Baby Alpaca Yarn From Misti Alpaca.
The wool at the bottom is 100% merino wool. (machine washable)

Please refrain from oohing and ahhing.


Not An Artist said...

Very pretty! What is it going to be?

Tundra! said...

Oh dear, I am losing my psychic powers. That doesn't look anything like the yarn I just picked up for you ;)

Tundra! said...

By the way - my Vogue Knitting book says that Mohair should be wet blocked by spraying. (i.e don't immerse it in water, just spray it with a spray bottle). It should work even with the acrylic component.

VERY IMPORTANT - make sure you get RUSTPROOF pins!!!

mjm knitting said...

Hi Not an Artist!
Not sure about the alp[aca just yet. As for the merino I was going to make a gift for the BF but since he's in the dog house at the mo', I'm going to use it for a project for myself instead-perhaps a hat.

Don't worry tundra!-as i said you still sent me merino wool just days after i had bought some myself. I also checked the forums at knitty and someone mentioned to do a test with the swatch, so i will spray the swatch and see what happens before trying the jumper.

Needle Addict said...

Hi I just wanted to let you know that I posted a response to the comment you left on my blog.

(I still haven't figured out if people actually receive comment reponses)

and that yarn is gorgeous btw.

Annarella said...

Ohhhh! Ahhh! ;)


Jen said...

v. pretty!!

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